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Bear, I've also noticed paint fade, with the early Kubota Bright Orange. When they switched to the later "brighter" Bright Orange II, I think it became more resistant to fade.
I have a B7300 that I bought at an auction with 450 hr.s. I use it to cut grass with as it has a hydrostatic drive. It is 4-wheel drive and does a good job most of the time. I quickly realized that I don't care much for hydro drives. When you max out the pump you can't go any where. But otherwise it seems to be a good machine, I've had no problems with it.
I looked at that exact model of tractor, L2500, this week that a guy in my area is trying to sell. It's got about 1,018 hr.s on it. It is 4-wheel , has loader and a canopy. I think he used it for landscaping. I noticed that the lower link adjustment straps were broken. Either he didn't adjust them properly or they just break easily. but otherwise the tractor looked OK to me.
We have 2 at work that I bought new, aint no flies on em. You would be hard pressed to find a better tractor. Both of ours are l series 47 HP with loader 4WD and straight transmissions. They dont give trouble
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My neighbor let me borrow his Kubota with the front bucket and backhoe attachment to smooth up a few rough places in my yard. It worked very well for the job. The only thing I couldn't get used to was the fact that his did not have independent rear brakes, so I could not steer the tractor with brakes when I was back dragging the front bucket by picking up the front wheels off the ground with the bucket blade and moving in reverse. That is something I learned from work. We do a lot of smoothing that way.
Other than that, it was a great little tractor. I looked into getting one myself, but that is way beyond my means. I'll stick with a cub.
But, if you can get it, I'd say go for it!
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Mark, please explain your comment about maxing out the pump. I have 2 hydro tractors and have not experienced any such problem. I use one for mowing & it does a great job, the other, I use for tilling, plowing snow and other jobs that the other two might be a little small for, no problem with it either.
Gary, When I'm mowing with it I have the RPM set to deliver 540 to the PTO. So with the engine rev'ed and the mower going off I go. Part of the mowing is along my road frontage and it has steep sides. As I go up and try to climb out of the ditch the tractor basically stalls and will not keep going. The ditches aren't so steep that I'll flip or roll it but I can't continue straight ahead so I turn left/right and swing back down and continue on. I am making the assumption that I have maxed out the hydro pressure that the system can deliver. My neighbor has a somewhat larger hyro Kubota , 4 wheel and FE loader and uses a 4 ft. bushog with it and he has the same thing happen to him. We both agree that a geared transmission tractor would pull right through , if it is in the appropriate gear range for the task.
But we both like the little tractors.
Mark, in the same situation you describe, mine have plenty drive power and will easily spin the tires. The power train on your tractor is probably a little different than either of mine, but I can't help thinking something isn't right about yours. You might try changing the trans. fluid & filter if you haven't done so recently.
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